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Victor A. Leitzke



Victor A. Leitzke, 98, of Westminster, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at the Diven House for Assisted Living at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster.

Born Sept. 14, 1915, in Hustisford, Dodge County, Wis., he was the son of the late Andrew F. and Dorothea Keup Leitzke. He was the husband of Harriet E. Sorenson Leitzke, his wife of 64 years, who died in 2006.

He was a 1932 graduate of Oshkosh High School in Oshkosh, Wis., and  a 1940 graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, earning a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. He was recruited and hired by General Electric and had assignments in Pittsfield, Mass.; Schenectady, N.Y.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Buffalo, N.Y.; and finally in Salem (Roanoke), Va., where he retired in 1978 as senior drive systems engineer, with 38 years of service.

He enjoyed playing the guitar, singing, and in his retirement, painting. He served in various church offices, including in the choir as the choir director, a Sunday school teacher and Bible class teacher. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Owings Mills, and had lived at Carroll Lutheran Village since 1996.

Surviving are sons Peter A. Leitzke and wife Arlene, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Victor A. "Chip" Leitzke Jr., of Havre de Grace, and John S. Leitzke and wife Kathryn, of Alexandria, Va.; grandchildren the Rev. Timothy Leitzke and wife the Rev. Emily, of Chestertown, Heather Davis and husband Glenn, of San Francisco, Calif., Christopher Leitzke, of Alexandria, and Nicholas Leitzke, of Roanoke, Va.; and great-granddaughters Audrey and Jane Leitzke, Aubrey Smith and Ella Davis.

He was predeceased by siblings Gertrude, Andrew and Lorraine Leitzke, Doris Falkenburg and Anita Fritz.

A private family viewing, service and graveside service in Meadow Branch Cemetery in Westminster will be held Saturday. Public memorial services and visitation will be announced at a later date, to be held at Krug Chapel at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Carroll Lutheran Village Resident Assistance Fund, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster, MD 21158; or to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 515 Academy Ave., Owings Mills, MD 21117.

Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster.

Online condolences may be offered at www.myersdurborawfh.com.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 18, 2014
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